Michael Katotomichelakis

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Many patients and their families regard tonsillectomy as a minor operation because it is performed so commonly. However, although tonsillectomy is indeed a relatively safe surgical procedure, in extremely rare cases, it can be complicated by subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum. Although these complications resolve spontaneously in most cases, a few(More)
BACKGROUND A pneumatized superior turbinate is a rare cause of headache. Nasal endoscopy alone, does not provide us with adequate information for this inaccessible area of the superior nasal cavity. A coronal computed tomography (CT) must be obtained to confirm the diagnosis. CASE PRESENTATION We present a 40-year-old female with migraine-type headache(More)
OBJECTIVE The physiology of the efferent cochlear innervation and the pathophysiology of tinnitus are 2 important but rather obscure chapters of neuro-otology. The possible interference of the medial olivocochlear bundle (MOCB) in the pathophysiology of tinnitus is not only a matter of strong controversy but also a field with possible important clinical and(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore mental health of patients with olfactory loss due to chronic sinonasal diseases and investigate the effects of age-, gender-, and socio-economic variables on anxiety and depression symptoms. METHODOLOGY One hundred and eight patients (62 males; mean age: 39.78 ± 16.11 years), suffering from olfactory impairment due to chronic(More)
All living organisms can detect and identify chemical substances in their environment. The olfactory epithelium is covered by a mucus layer which is essential for the function of the olfactory neurons that are directly connected to the brain through the cribriform plate. However, little is known about the composition of this mucus in humans and its(More)
INTRODUCTION Cat scratch disease is an infectious disease transmitted by young cats, in which the principal causative factor is Bartonella henselae. The typical course of cat scratch disease is usually benign and self-limited and requires only supportive therapy. However, cases lasting up to 2 years have been reported, and more serious complications may(More)
INTRODUCTION Prurigo nodularis is an unusual disorder of unknown aetiology, which is notoriously resistant to therapy, and is characterized by extremely pruritic nodules with well-defined clinical symptoms and histopathological findings. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a patient presenting with pruritic papules and nodules on his legs, arms and(More)
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